December 2, 2023

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‘I’ve no disgrace…:’ Virat Kohli talks about his stint as India skipper

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Former India skipper Virat Kohli is without doubt one of the finest captains Males in Blue had when it comes to outcomes. Kohli the batsman additionally flourished whereas main the aspect. India went on to win many matches and bilateral sequence throughout codecs everywhere in the world whereas Kohli was on the helm. He, nonetheless, agrees that he did make some errors as a captain however each choice he took was for the group.

Talking on Disney+ Hotstar’s present ‘Let There Be Sport,’ Kohli stated, “I’ve no disgrace in accepting that I’ve made many errors once I was captain, however one factor I do know for certain that I by no means did something for my very own egocentric motives. My solely purpose was to take the group ahead, failures will hold occurring however intent was by no means within the unsuitable place.”

Kohli resigned as India’s T20I captain in 2021 after the T20 World Cup. He had taken over the function in 2017 and led India in 50 T20I matches, profitable 30 of them whereas dropping 16. Two video games have been ties and two produced no outcomes. Kohli scored 1,570 runs as T20I captain in 46 innings of fifty matches at a median of 47.57 and a strike charge of 140.55. He additionally managed to hit 13 fifties with a highest rating of 94 not out. As non-captain, Kohli has performed 65 T20I matches, scoring 2,438 runs at a median of 56.69 and a strike charge of 136.55. 

After relinquishing the T20 captaincy, Kohli was eliminated because the ODI skipper a month later. Kohli was India’s ODI skipper from 2013 to 2021 and led India in 95 matches, profitable 65 of them whereas dropping 27 with one tie and two matches deserted. Kohli scored 5,449 runs as skipper at an astonishing common of 72.65 and a strike charge of 98.28. Kohli additionally hit 21 tons and 27 fifties as captain with a highest rating of 160 not out.

As a participant in ODIs, Kohli has performed 179 matches and has scored 7,449 runs at a median of 49.66 with a strike charge of 90.48. He has additionally notched up 25 centuries and 38 fifties in ODIs as a participant.

After being eliminated because the ODI skipper, Kohli let go of Check captaincy as properly after main India in 68 Check from 2014 to 2022. Kohli received 40 of these 68 Checks and misplaced 17 whereas 11 led to a draw. The second finest Indian captain is MS Dhoni, who led the aspect in 60 Check and received 27 of them.

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